Alert: Negative Investment/Fundamental Signals (3/20/20)-Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE: KEP)


Recent exceptional negative changes in investment behavior have affected Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE: KEP): negative upside/downside volume developed, and the stock fell on very heavy volume.

Recent important negative changes in fundamentals have impacted Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE: KEP): the consensus estimate for December, 2020 decreased significantly, and significant quarterly earnings deceleration occurred.

In light of these highly negative signals we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of B. We would view the shares with caution pending completion of this review in the next several days.


Current PriceTarget Research Rating

KEP is expected to continue to be an important Value Eraser reflecting capital returns that are forecasted to fall short of the cost of capital.

Korea Electric Power has a current Value Trend Rating of B (Positive). With this rating, PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s current attractiveness are providing very contradictory signals. Korea Electric Power has a very high Appreciation Score of 95 but a slightly negative Power Rating of 40, and the Positive Value Trend Rating results.

Recent Price Action

Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE: KEP) stock suffered a large decline of -3.1% on 3/20/20. The stock closed at $6.34. Moreover, exceptionally high trading volume at 276% of normal accompanied the decline. The stock has declined -19.0% during the last week and has performed in line with the market over the last nine months.

About John Lafferty 69804 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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